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Philadelphia Retail Architects

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Brett Hand Architect, P.C.
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James B.
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After learning a project I had started rehabbing a property in the city would require architectural drawing, I quickly sought the assistance of Thumbtack. Brett reached out promptly to my request and we had a time to meet and discuss the project withing days. His work was thorough and completed right on time. Could not be happier with my experience. As a Realtor and investor in the city, I will be using Brett again and recommending his services to clients and colleagues.

  • 41 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry G.
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My name is Jerry Greenspon and I used Charles Collins for architect work for the planned new addition to my residence. First, I found him to be a nice guy and pleasant to work with. His price was about half the price from another local architect. Turns out he provided a lot of information and guidence to me. Along the way of arranging the subcontractors, he offered a lot of suggestions and the information was very valuable to me as it gave me more insight into the overall project. His assistance in providing the required information to the township for getting permits probably saved me a lot of money as well. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone.

JB Design Group LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Winifred S.
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I highly recommend JB Design Group. I interviewed at least four other architect and JB Design Group provided me with the best quote for our project. Once the project started they were reliable and responsive. I look forward to working with them again if the opportunity presents itself.

Susan S.
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Lenore did a beautiful job designing my kitchen and my back porch and bathroom additions. We did a complete overhaul of the kitchen and dining room spaces and Lenore came up with a gorgeous and well functioning design which incorporated all my wish list items plus some things I hadn't thought about but am glad to have, like a second sink and adding butcher block into the island. Lenore was professional, courteous, and timely as well as thoughtful with her designs and architectural drawings. She interacted with my contractor and the boro zoning officials on my behalf and took many of the project burdens off of my hands. I highly recommened Lenore and plan to ask for her help on my next project (closing in the porch).

  • 42 years in business
Meralee S.
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Larry Berman was a true professional. He had a precise read on our tastes, and he provided design services that were 100% perfectly suited what we wanted. He is very knowledgeable in color and design, which made our project very easy to complete. All in all, he's a pleasure to work with.

Tom Gillis, Architect
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sean K.
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Mr Gillis completed my project very quickly and with abosutely no difficulty at all. I have read the codes that needed to be addressed within the last couple of months and I found in speaking with Mr Gillis, on our first occasion, that he was well read up on the codes in question. Upon meeting Mr Gillis, he was very well organized and precise in what needed to be done. I would recommend his services to anyone. Very reasonable priced too.

Wm T Warner, Architect
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I am a Philadelphia-based architect specializing in residential and retail design, tenant fit out and interior design. I do new construction, additions, alterations and existing condition surveys.

Midge H.
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Had our first meeting with Stephen from Perez + Radosti Associates yesterday. Very professional and tuned into what you need as a client. My husband and I were so impressed with his attention to detail. We will get a detailed proposal in a few days.


We offer architectural services for all types of residential projects, including renovations, additions, custom single, twin, and multi-family homes, and very large custom homes. We offer architectural services for all types of commercial projects, including office, hotel, restaurant, clubhouse and medical buildings. We specialize in highly developed and detailed design and construction documents, which are appreciated by clients as well as code officials. Our firm has designed in traditional styles, as well as ultra-contemporary, and has won numerous design awards since our inception in 1987.

  • 8 years in business

I take the time to really listen to my clients, to hear both what they day and what they don't say.


The firm provides architectural services for various projects ranging from small residential projects to multi-family, motel/hotel, commercial, municipal and institutional. Over 5,000 projects have been completed by this firm since 1985. Through continued investment in equipment, methods, continuing education and personnel we can provide a broad range of services to meet clients’ varying requirements.


We offer full-service architectural work for residential clients. Our services range from basic conceptual illustrations to full, signed and sealed permit documents that are acceptable by local townships.


Goodwin Architects is an award winning residential and commercial architectural firm specializing in building renovation and building repositioning, as well as custom residential design and renovation. Goodwin Architects offers the following services: - Land planning - Architectural design - Concept design through construction - Interior design - Tenant fit-out


We provide fully licensed design work for residential and light commercial construction. We have been doing business since 1998. Our desire is to create a design to custom fit the needs and desires of our client. We have many repeat clients, which is a testimony to the quality of our services. We provide a full-range of services including design build. We understand the design and construction of buildings from top to bottom. You will find that we are hardworking and honest, so we always try to provide our clients with as much knowledge as we can, to ensure a smooth and successful project. Give us a call; we will meet with you and review your project at no charge. We will also outline a recommended course of action and provide a proposal at no charge.

  • 9 years in business

Sanford Architects is a full-service architecture firm providing services for design, permitting, BIM (building information modeling) and drafting consulting, and as-built or existing condition surveying.

  • 32 years in business

I have been helping people improve their home and work environments for 28 years. Because I am a small shop, my clients get personal attention from design concept to building permit. I work in 3D so the client is able to visualize the design as it progresses.


I provide architectural design and consultation services for residential and light commercial clients in the Philadelphia, PA area. I have 28 years' experience in new construction, additions, renovations and alterations.


I am a licensed general, Christian contractor and licensed lead and asbestos remover. I have been in business since 2003. The company has done banks, Mcdonald, day care centers, apartment buildings, many homes and doctor's offices. There's no job that's too small or too big. If you are in need of a licensed architect, we have one of the best, Jack Snyder, who have helped design the children's hospital in Philadelphia. I am a true businessman and licensed building inspector. We, at S.J.S. Enterprize LLC, do everything by the code and book.

  • 30 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

JL Architects has been practicing architecture in West Chester for more than 25 years. We love the beauty and people of the Delaware Valley and are proud to be contributors to our community. JL Architects has a staff with various strengths, passions, and interests in the area of architecture. We are best known for our work with restaurants and retail chains. We also have vast experience with housing developments, multi-housing, LEED work, modular construction, and custom dream homes. We would love to help you make your dreams and goals a physical reality.


As a licensed architect, I have designed several custom homes, commercial and religious buildings. I have been involved in making additions and renovations to existing buildings of various types, whether adding a sunroom, expanding/renovating a bedroom, kitchen or bathroom, or adding a new second story. I also do commercial retrofits for starting new businesses.


Responding to your budget with creativity. We specialize in the design of residential & small scale commercial projects including additions & renovations. We also offer design- build & project management services. Our portfolio includes kitchen and bath renovations, interior design, as well as deck, patio and pool design.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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